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UB CareerFest on Wednesday features more than 120 companies

University at Buffalo’s largest career fair this year will feature more than 120 local and national companies – including 20 Fortune 500 firms – when representatives of the companies gather Wednesday to interview students for possible jobs.

UB’s 2016 CareerFest, to be held from noon to 5 p.m. on March 2 in Alumni Arena, will include representatives from Apple, Pepsico Inc., Target Corp., Northrop Grumman Corp. and Citigroup, as well as local employers like Moog, Catholic Health System of Western New York and Ingram Micro. In all, 20 Fortune 500 firms will be present, alongside 100 others. A full list is available online or by downloading the “UB Events Guide” from the App Store and Google Play.

“Each year, UB’s CareerFest draws almost 2,000 UB students from all majors, as well as employers from around the country, looking to recruit the best and the brightest,” said Arlene Kaukus, director of UB Career Services. “Students who start exploration early have the most success finding employment. CareerFest gives them access to employers they would not otherwise have, and for all students, this is extremely valuable.”

CareerFest is open only to UB students and alumni. The event will also feature a LinkedIn Photo Booth, which is a mobile app with real-time updates to help users research open positions and navigate the fair. For more information, contact Jenna Smith at UB Career Services at (716)645-2231 or